Category Archives: Mystery

Dead Air

Dead Air by Michelle Schusterman Grades 4 & up This book about a ghost-hunting TV show is super fun and just the right amount of creepy! Kat Sinclair’s grandmother starred in horror movies and Kat has been watching them since … Continue reading

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Framed!

Framed! by James Ponti Grades 4 & up Florian Bates has moved a lot because of his parents’ jobs. In order to help him cope with constantly being the new kid in school, he developed TOAST. No, not the bread … Continue reading

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Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein Grades 4 & up Kids all over the United States are disappointed that they didn’t have a chance to compete in Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library (I know, aren’t we all?), so Mr. … Continue reading

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FunJungle Mysteries

Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs Grades 3 & up Henry the Hippo, the not-so-beloved mascot of FunJungle, has just been found dead in Hippo River, possibly murdered. Since the FunJungle management wants to keep it on the down low, Teddy … Continue reading

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The Blackthorn Key and Mark of the Plague

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands Grades 4 & up Christopher Rowe was fortunate not only to be chosen as an apothecary’s apprentice from the orphanage, but also to end up with a kind and clever master like Benedict Blackthorn. … Continue reading

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The Detective’s Assistant

The Detective’s Assistant by Kate Hannigan Grades 4 & up Based on the real-life cases of Kate Warne, the first female detective hired by the Pinkerton Detective Agency, this book imagines an eleven-year-old niece (Nell) for her. Nell has no … Continue reading

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The Tiara on the Terrace

The Tiara on the Terrace by Kristen Kittscher Grades 4 & up Fresh off their crime solving in The Wig in the Window, Sophie and Grace are volunteering at the Winter Sun Festival (which seems loosely based on the Tournament … Continue reading

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Nooks & Crannies

Nooks & Crannies by Jessica Lawson Grades 4 & up The only joy that Tabitha Crum finds in this world are the Inspector Percival Pensive mysteries that she loves to read and her pet mouse, Pemberly. The rest of her … Continue reading

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Furious Jones and the Assassin’s Secret

Furious Jones and the Assassin’s Secret by Tim Kehoe Grades 7 & up Furious is the son of Robert Jones, internationally acclaimed author of best-selling spy thrillers. When both his parents are mysteriously murdered, Furious learns that his father’s latest … Continue reading

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Disappearance at Hangman’s Bluff

Disappearance at Hangman’s Bluff by J.E. Thompson Grades 5 & up In this sequel to The Girl from Felony Bay, Abbey and Bee have another mystery on their hands. When they witness someone stealing their neighbor’s pregnant Boykin Spaniel, they … Continue reading

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